The “Nectar Protector” is an upcycling project collaboration with our friends at Panda Poles. By repurposing leftover material from the production of bamboo ski poles, we’ve created a functional accessory out of material that previously would have been discarded and unused. Each piece is uniquely handmade in Idaho and comes with a removable paracord necklace and plug.
At Treefort Lifestyles, we are very into creativity and art. One of the most inspiring forms of art to us is music. We spend lots of time in the office with the music LOUD! It drives us to be creative, have a happy state of mind, and keeps us from the idea of selling out. We are fighting the system that is in place for a business, and trying to have a break out in a non traditional way and music keeps us grounded and on point with our goals.
Because there is only two of us, we each have our own taste of music, but our biggest overlap is reggae/dancehall music. Most of our products have been created listening to reggae. The Travelers Trunk (Neck Wallet), and The Generals (Suspenders), which are the 2 original items from Treefort Lifestyles, were designed with the reggae turned up. It is inspiring because these guys are all self made, from nothing (for the most part). These artists are very self motivated which is how they got to the position they are in, and we feel that same drive. We also feel the drive to keep our morals high and not sell out. We are doing this to create something bigger picture, to give ourself jobs as well as other friends and locals, not to fill our pockets.
Check some tunes we listen to that keep us motivated!
Both Phil and Henrik have both dropped their trailer for their own personal movies that they have been working on the past season! Keep a look out because these guys will most likely be in a town near you this fall, and you don’t wana miss meeting these dudes and watching their movie. While in his skis, Phil is rocking The General suspenders, and off the hill both Phil and Henrik rock our Travelers Trunk neck wallet. Soon to be Inspired Travelers Trunks.
At Treefort Lifestyles we put our effort into creating products that we need and want, but don’t have readily available to us. We want to create products that people of a similar mindset to us will use, whether you ski, board, paint, surf, walk, run, photograph, bike, swim, soak, shop, smoke, drink, travel, or chill.
The Bunch crew from Sweden has been in the Mt. Hood area living in the trees since West Coast Sessions 8 and have been shredding non stop. This is worth a watch for sure. We have been stoked to have them around the Treefort Lifestyles office and having some of them beat up on our Generals (suspenders) and test custom features in our Travelers Trunk (neck wallet).
We are hyped on the feedback we get from all products, the Generals and Lieutenant (suspenders), the Travelers Trunk (Neck wallet), and the Utility Pocket. But most of all, we are psyched on the photos and hype that comes from the Crows Nest Koozie!
Heres a few of the Crows Nest Koozie pics to enjoy.
Our process of creating a product first starts with a basic design we have in our head, we pretty much go straight to the sewing machine at this point to try and get the basic idea created so we can build off of it.
Prototype machine for suspenders, travelers trunks, and the future
Once the basic design is locked in we usually make about 10 to make sure we have the design right and the product will hold up before sending it to our manufacturer in Vancouver, WA.
cut and sew tank tops in prototype stage
After Ahmad, our manufacturer, remakes the product from the original prototype we have the ability to check it out an make any last changes. Once they are made we send the product to production.
Our manufacturer Ahmad
This is Ahmad and his office where he makes all of our Travelers trunks (neck wallets), Generals and Lt. (suspenders), as well as more big things to come!!
What a summer we have had! Its been busy for us, we have been sold out most of the time of our Utility Pockets and travelers trunks ( neck wallets ), and we are now down to our last few pairs of Generals ( suspenders ).
We have spent our time well both on and off the hill, and as the summer slows down, we will be picking up here in the Treefort Lifestyles Office with a BIG list of ideas and tasks to keep us busy until winter!
Get out side! Enjoy the weather! Build a treefort… whatever your treefort may be!